Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) – Part 4, Detailing & Connections
Terri Meyer Boake, BES, B.Arch, M.Arch, LEED AP
Terri Meyer Boake holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Waterloo and a post professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. She is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, as well as the President of the Building Technology Educators’ Society. Additionally, she is a LEED Accredited Professional in sustainable building.
Terri continues to promote the teaching of steel construction in schools of architecture across Canada. She has published several books, including “CISC Guide for Specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel.”
Part four of this five-part series looks more closely at the creation of connection details to look at innovative ways to create high quality connections that can be classed across the Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) categories. This self-paced, online webinar will help you understand the range of solutions that are able to achieve similar end results, but with different levels of fabrication requirements.
This course is fourth of a five-part series. It is made up of video instruction, technical resources, as well as a quiz. Once the course is completed, and with a score of 70% or higher on the final quiz, a Certificate of Completion is issued to the learner.
Duration 1.5 hours | Fee Free | 0.15 CEUs
This webinar looks more closely at the creation of connection details to look at innovative ways to create high quality connections that can be classed across the AESS categories. The intent is to expand the range of solutions that are able to achieve similar end results, but with different levels of fabrication requirements. The focus of the seminar is the creation of options in detailing and fabrication approaches.
The seminar leader has published an extensive text “Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Specifications, Connections, Details” through Birkhäuser. Many of the examples in the presentation are drawn from this book.
The first three parts of this series presented the CISC AESS method for specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, including the basics of the Category System and some applications in projects.
Although the method is designed to encourage the use of the lower categories of AESS on projects with lower budgets or steel situated at a distance, designers and industry people still seem intent on using the higher categories, even where these might not be warranted.
- Participants would be familiar with the new CISC AESS Documents
- Participants will become familiar with the different methods of finishing AESS materials
- Participants will be able to differentiate amongst the distinct categories of AESS and relate these to visual built examples (as demonstrated in the talk)
- Participants will gain design ideas for connection methods for AESS projects.
- Engineers, technologists and technicians involved in design with AESS
- Architects and technologists involved in design with AESS
- Educators involved in teaching steel design to either an Architectural or Engineering body of students
The webinar will be highly visual and include many examples from recent projects in Canada and around the world.
Registration in this course includes access to the recorded sessions for one month.
Each student will be able to download a PDF file containing the course slides which the student will be able to print.
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